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As Founder & CEO of EMURGO – Cardano's official commercial arm and one of its founding entities – Ken Kodama is one of the most prominent leaders in the Cardano ecosystem, especially in the Asian region. With the launch of smart contracts on Cardano, Kodama-san will share EMURGO's vision, areas of focus, and plans to invest in Cardano's decentralized future to drive its adoption.
I entered the blockchain space in 2013, convinced as I was of the potential of this disruptive technology. Working to help support this technology, I traveled the world and collaborated with many people. In 2015, I helped to start the Cardano project and I established EMURGO. EMURGO leverages its deep expertise in blockchain research and development, along with a global network of experts in the blockchain space, to build, invest, and advise projects and organizations around the world seek to integrate into the Cardano decentralized blockchain ecosystem.EMURGO also supports many commercial organizations in order to promote the adoption of Cardano and enhance the convenience of the ADA cryptocurrency. Currently, EMURGO is headquartered in Singapore and deployed in US, India, Indonesia, Spain. As the official commercial arm of Cardano, EMURGO works closely with the Cardano Foundation and IOHK, the other founding organizations of the Cardano project, to help crow the Cardano ecosystem globally and increase adoption of the Cardano blockchain.View the profile
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